Judiciary

Ogun Court Sentences Six To Prison Over Impersonation

Justice Mohammed Abubakar of Federal High Court, Abeokuta, Ogun State on Monday sentenced six youths to prison for impersonation.

The convicts Kareem Babatunde Olamide, Idowu Timothy Tobi,  Anifowose Ahmed Adedeji, Alimi Quazeem Folarin,  Gabriel Obiseasan Ayobami and  Abesin Ayobami Sodeeq were arraigned by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. 

While Idowu was sentenced to six months imprisonment, Anifowose and Gabriel bagged four months jail term each, Kareem and Abesin got three months imprisonment while Alimi bagged two months. 

The judge, however, gave Anifowose and Gabriel an option of Two Hundred Thousand Naira each as fine while, Kareem was given an option of N100, 000 One Hundred Thousand Naira fine.

The court also ordered the defendants to restitute their victims.

Alimi is to restitute the total sum of Eleven Million Twenty-six Thousand, Eight Hundred and Sixty-four Naira, Twenty-nine kobo to his victims John Castro, Romone Rockitt and Robert Reaman, through the Federal Government of Nigeria.

He will also forfeit one iPhone 12 mobile phone and one black Lexus iS250 to Federal Government of Nigeria, being proceeds of his crime.

Abesin was ordered to restitute his victim the sum of Two Thousand Three Hundred United States Dollars and forfeit one iPhone XS Max and one small Nokia Torchlight phone to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Similarly, Gabriel is to restitute his victim the sums of Seven Hundred and Fifty United States Dollars and Seven Hundred and Twenty Six Thousand Naira. 

He was equally ordered to forfeit to the Federal Government of Nigeria, one Apple MacBook, Hp Laptop, one iPhone X and one Samsung S9.

Idowu is to pay the sums of One Hundred United States Dollars and Twenty Five Euro to his victims. 

He will also forfeit a black iPhone XR mobile phone to the Federal Government, while Kareem will forfeit iPhone 7.

Anifowose is to return the sum of Four Hundred United States Dollars to his victims and forfeit one Apple laptop, a Samsung S9 and iPhone 11 Pro Max to the Federal Government.

Sunday Ogunyemi

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